The maiden flight of the first Pe-8 prototype was in December 1936.
With a wingspan of 39 m and length of 23 m the giant aircraft had a speed of up to 405 km/h.
Carrying 2.000 kg of bomb-load, the bomber could repulse attacks of enemy fighters by cannons and machine-gun fire.
On the night of August 8, 1941, Pe-8 squadrons bombed Berlin for the first time.
In the battle of Kursk the bombers were successfully used to bomb the Germany Army.
Pe-8s were used for bombardments of Koenigsberg fortifications. The Pe-8 was the most perfect Soviet long-distance bomber.
Only 93 aircraft were produced.
• Schaal: 1:72
• Onderdelen: 305
• Lengte: 32,0 cm
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